Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Moths and Calligraphy

Saturday April 7th saw a storm of moths descend on our meeting in preparation for the Frankenstein exhibition shortly to be held in the Central Library’s Hornby Room. Although some members found working on a book about the ills of the world challenging, others had enjoyed getting some pet hates down on paper. The result is a colourful and thoughtful display as seen below.



 Thanks to everyone for their contributions which ranged from books to display items. You’ll be able to visit the exhibition from May 2018.  Our very newest member, Antigoni, also contributed a book, a great effort for her first meeting.

After discussion about staging the Frankenstein exhibit we also discussed the Croxteth Park exhibition in August for which we will have a pre-exhibition visit,  date to be arranged soon.

The design and making of a visitor’s book was discussed for the 'Endeavour' exhibition (both led by Brenda) and the planned woodland visit with Frances, date to be finalised.

The second part of our meeting was run by Sue Maloney who led a design workshop on making a label for our  collaborative 'Journeys'  map book. The group has rarely been so quiet as we all enjoyed a peaceful colouring, sticking and glueing session!  Sue has the unenviable task of translating 20 different ideas into a calligraphic label. 


Some members expressed interest in Calligraphy, this is a skill set that requires several lessons before you can get started.  Here is a link to the 'North West Calligraphy Society' where they offer lessons for beginners.
                          http://www.northwestcalligraphers.org.uk/beginers.html

Our book theme for the next two months is “fragments”, although as ever there is no requirement for you to make a book if this idea does not ignite your imagination.

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